Drivers in Northern Ireland are currently enjoying the lowest petrol and diesel prices in the UK – a staggering 23.6p lower than this time last year.
The news comes following a recent survey by the AA, however, N.Ireland has typically been at the opposite end of the spectrum. In August, N.Ireland recorded the highest price in the UK for unleaded, with a price of 132.4p per litre.
Despite August’s price shock, the AA has released figures showing that N. Ireland, along with South West England, Yorkshire, Humberside and the North of England are all currently enjoying the lowest petrol and diesel prices in the UK, averaging 108p per litre. East Anglia, on the other hand, currently has the most expensive petrol and diesel prices in the UK.
Diesel is cheapest in N. Ireland, at an average of 115.7p per litre, while Scotland has the most expensive diesel, at an average of 116.9p per litre.
Fuel users in N. Ireland may be enjoying low prices at present, however, the AA have said that there is no guarantee the price drop will be sustained and even less likelihood that prices will drop below the £1 per litre mark. That being said, the recent figures show that an average family with two petrol cars is spending an average of £16.30 per month less on petrol than in mid-December.
The latest forecourt cuts come as Brent Crude Oil trades at around $48 per barrel – the lowest level since April 2009.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)